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I'm a Software Engineering Manager. Currently a Director of 5 Agile Scrum software teams at Dell Software. Once led the development of Digg.com as the first CTO there. Dabbles in startups, advising and instigating. WakeUpStartup.com, WhatsBusy.com, Joinvestor.com.
Lived in Buffalo, Boston, Lansing, Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Greensboro. Visited many times: Montreal, Central Florida, NYC
...I only spent 3 rainy days in Puerto Rico, but I took a self-guided back-roads tour to the slightly remote Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope. It was featured in a few different movies, including the final climax scene of... See More
...fun for me on my cross country trip. Places I never would have found: Lambert's Cafe , home of the throwed rolls; Oak Alley Plantation- right out of the movie Forrest Gump; and the Apache Trail - a 19 mile dirt road well worth... See More
Loving your answers, Brian! Great to see you again :) · (1 likelikes)
I agree with University Ave in Palo Alto for meeting people. Bumping into famous strangers is hard, so I agree with the other answers about planning what you want to see and researching a bit first. Though VCs and startups do tend to visit Coupa Cafe... See More
I used to work for a company based in Montreal and visited a lot. There are many great restaurants in Old Montreal and I could walk those old streets for hours, it's so scenic and cultural to me - like a slice of Europe. The Indian restaurant Restaur... See More
Farley's on Potrero Hill is a classic San Francisco local coffee shop. Fantastic espresso, lattes and organic food. Grab a Scrabble game from the bookshelves or pick up a magazine or just work alongside the kids building the next big startup. Importa... See More
...miss great small beaches like Twin Lakes State Beach (while in Santa Cruz). But my favorite scenic stop along route 1 has to be Bixby Creek Bridge, which I'm surprised no one mentioned. It's gorgeous. There's also a small dirt road that leads *behind* the... See More
Surprisingly, SF restaurants often close pretty early. I lived in Pacific Heights for a while working at startups and was often looking for late night fare. Try Perry's or Harry's Bar if you're anywhere near Fillmore and Union (which I like to call C... See More
Hi. We'll be staying at the Royal Pacific. We currently have a 2 day pass (single park). Looks like I'll need to upgrade to park-to-park tickets though if we want to ride the new Hogwarts Express between the two Harry Potter parks. Has anyone... See More